— Join AARP for this “Passport to Healthy Living” kick-off event, and learn more about upcoming healthy living activities in the Bismarck-Mandan area. You can take part in group events and activities that focus on health and wellness, meet new people, and have fun at the same time! Connect with others in the community, have new experiences, and live a more healthy life as you age. There is no charge to attend the kick-off event, but  registration is required. Light food …

— Join AARP North Dakota to learn more about living a healthy lifestyle. Gain access to information and resources on staying fit, wellness, and healthy eating to continue to live your best life at any age. Hear more about physical activities, nutrition, and the importance of social and emotional well-being. Find out how to enhance your quality of life as you age. The event runs from 11:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. at each location. The event is free of charge. Preregistration …

— AARP Michigan will host an interactive event that will examine how people age 50 and older approach life, love and dating on Friday, Feb. 23 at 5:30 p.m. at the Silver Garden Events Center, 24350 Southfield Rd., Southfield. Health experts from the DMC Grace-Sinai Hospital will present on the physical aspect of love and sex for older adults. Special guest will be Kenny Lattimore, AARP Ambassador and Grammy-nominated vocalist. This free evening event offers powerful presentations, music, food, facts and fun. The …

— Discover the revival of mason jars! These hip jars are back and can save you time, money and calories.  Register for an upcoming Mason Jar in Minutes workshop and have Michelle Smith – Nutrition Consultant and Wellness Educator at Center for Health Promotion – teach you how to plan, prep and preserve your meals or snacks. There’s a special $5 workshop price for AARP members.  And AARP members can bring one guest for an additional $5.  Choose which session best …

— With the holiday season behind us, it isn’t surprising that family members start to recognize the first signs of developing Alzheimer’s disease or dementia in a loved one. Family members and friends who have not seen one another for months or even a year gather, and the signs of memory loss or behavioral change become obvious. The Alzheimer’s Association’s free and confidential 24/7 Helpline (800-272-3900) sees its highest volume of calls at the end of the year. Changes in memory or behavior that seem …

— 2018 Cuts to Medicare Would Reduce Access to Health Care   WASHINGTON, DC — AARP CEO Jo Ann Jenkins sent a letter to Congressional leadership yesterday urging Congress to prevent $25 billion in automatic cuts to Medicare in 2018 that would result from the enactment of H.R. 1 and its $1.5 trillion deficit increase since it “would have an immediate and lasting impact, including fewer providers participating in Medicare and reduced access to care for Medicare beneficiaries.” Read the full text …

— AARP is hosting brain health seminars throughout Northern Virginia to explain how smart habits and social interaction can sharpen your mind. The community meetings will focus on five pillars of brain health: diet, regular exercise, social engagement, relaxation and learning new things. AARP volunteers will lead group discussions about how to meet those goals. Events are scheduled Wednesday, Dec. 20, 1-2 p.m., at Kings Park Library, 9000 Burke Lane Road, in Burke; Wednesday, Jan. 3, 2-3 p.m., at Central Community …

— AARP announced the launch of an effort to raise awareness of the daily challenges faced by many U.S. Latino family caregivers, anchored by the release of a Spanish-language documentary, titled Cada Paso del Camino (Every Step of the Way). The film showcases the powerful and emotional stories of four Latino family caregivers, including popular Spanish-language television personality and outspoken caregiver, Marco Antonio Regil.  Ultimately, the documentary aims to start a conversation among Latinos on how to best plan for and …

—   AARP Colorado would like to inform you of an opportunity to learn about eating disorders. *The Eating Disorder Foundation in Denver is presenting a Lunch and Learn on Tuesday, Jan. 16, 2018, from 8:30 to 10 a.m. and again from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at 1901 E. 20th Ave., Denver, CO 80205. Register for one class. A light meal will be served. Seating is limited; reserve your spot now for this free event by calling 303-322-3373. Eating Disorders It is important …

— Intimacy, addiction and exercise are just a few of the topics at this year’s Vital Aging Conference, which tackles what it means to Disrupt Aging. “Disrupt Aging is a call to shape the future of aging,” said Elaine Freisen-Strang, AARP Oregon State President. “We do this by challenging outdated beliefs about it means to age and it’s about sparking new solutions so we can all choose how we live as we age.” Saturday’s event will highlight different ways to challenge …